Animal Crossing Pearls Locations - New Horizons

Animal Crossing pearls are a new crafting item that has been added in the New Horizons summer update. Getting pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons is necessary in order to craft certain items. So, naturally, people are wondering how to get Animal Crossing pearls and where to find them. That being the case, here’s our Animal Crossing Pearls Locations guide to help you out.

Animal Crossing Pearls Locations - New Horizons
Animal Crossing Pearls Locations – New Horizons

How to Get Animal Crossing Pearls?

To get Pearls in Animal Crossing New Horizons, you can either dive for them, or trade with Pascal. Either way, you’re going to have to dive. So, make sure to check your mailbox after you update the game, and you should find a snorkel in there as a gift from the developers. Alternatively, purchase one from Nook. After that, it’s time to go diving. Here’s what you have to do.

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As you swim around, look for the little bubbles on the surface. Once you find them, dive down and grab whatever is down there. If you’re lucky, it’ll be a pearl. More likely, however, you’re going to find a bunch of other items, because what you find at the ocean floor is pretty much random. For example, you’re probably going to run into some Scallops, which brings us to our next point.

The second method of getting pearls in Animal Crossing is trading with Pascal, the friendly red otter. You can interact with it once a day to offer a scallop and get a rare Mermaid item in return, as well as a pearl. The drops are also random, and if Pascal does give you a pearl, that means that you aren’t getting Mermaid items. It’s a bit of a trade-off, but that’s how the cookie crumbles. And, since you can only interact with Pascal once a day, you might want to use time travel to game the system to your advantage.

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    Penelope Burdick

    You need a wetsuit to swim.

    Snorkels are optional

  2. L

    Um……. I haven’t seen Pascal yet

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    Simone M Hart

    At first I hoped wearing a snorkel would allow me to dive longer….but no such luck. Is anyone else seeing no need to wear anything but a wet suit?

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